Thursday, 13 May, 2010 Technology

Junior - the Car that Can Park Itself


Dubbed Junior, this robotic vehicle is able to park itself. The car was developed by Stanford Racing Team.

The computer used in the Junior makes use of built-in sensors to put itself into reverse, accelerate at a speed of 25 mph and apply breaks in order to set the steering wheel to turn sharply, to run sideways right into the parking space.

It is worth mentioning that for the first time this car was presented to the public Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Urban Challenge that took place in 2007. From then on the team continuously upgraded their vehicle, having the goal of teaching it more complex things, informs Physorg.

Each year the DARPA Urban Challenge looks forward to help engineers create autonomous vehicles for military uses. It features robotic cars able to perform different maneuvers in a simulated city surrounding.

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